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Acta Biológica Colombiana

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GONZALEZ, VICTOR H.; GONZALEZ, MARGARITA M.  and  CUELLAR, YURANNY. Biological and Taxonomic Notes on Maracuyá Bees of the Genus Xylocopa(Hymenoptera: Apidae, Xylocopini) in Colombia. Acta biol.Colomb. [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.2, pp.31-40. ISSN 0120-548X.

We provide information on the nesting habitats of the carpenter bee Xylocopa (Neoxylocopa) lachnea from the cordillera Oriental of Colombia. We also provide an overview of the genus Xylocopa in Colombia as well as identification keys to the subgenera and most common species in the country.

Keywords : Andes; Apoidea; carpenter bees; nesting behavior.

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